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Orange, Firecell, and Miodex launch the first industrial 5G trial on an Airbus Atlantic site.

The GEO5G solution, deployed through a private 5G network provided by Orange, promises precise object location in an industrial environment and real-time data flow management for total control and unparalleled traceability. Combining their expertise, Orange, Miodex, and Firecell are collaborating to test this solution on an Airbus Atlantic site. The tests, scheduled for the second half of 2024, initially aim to geolocate tools, thereby optimizing assembly teams’ time and efficiency. Airbus Development is providing funding to Miodex to accelerate the project.

This initiative represents a major advance in location and data flow management, paving the way for a new era. The expected results have generated significant enthusiasm for the potential advancements of the GEO5G solution in optimizing industrial processes.

François Jezequel, Business and Development Director at Orange: “We have long been convinced of the potential of 5G for the digital transformation of companies, and this project, designed in open innovation with our partners, is a prime example.”

Laurent Legendre, Regional Director Ile de France Airbus Development: “Convinced of the significant benefits of industrial 5G, we are proud to support this project that will be tested on one of the group’s sites. This project is innovative and creates value.”

Olivier Dhotel, Co-founder of Firecell: “The integration of 5G in the industrial sector will greatly increase production flexibility and promote automation. It will lead to a significant improvement in productivity and quality. We are eager to demonstrate these advantages and benefits with Airbus.”

Cyrille Mielczarek, General Director of Miodex: “Geolocation, operation traceability, and data security represent major challenges for the industrial sector. We are enthusiastic about testing this integrated solution that fully meets their strategic requirements.”


Airbus Development As Airbus’s economic development subsidiary, Airbus Development has provided financial support to innovative company projects in regions where the group has a presence for over 25 years. Airbus Development offers advice to new or acquiring business owners, regardless of the sector of activity. The structure connects the entire Airbus network and provides financial assistance in the form of medium-term participatory loans. Airbus Development is also a key player in revitalizing territories through its ongoing Corporate Social Responsibility actions.

Orange Orange is one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators, with a revenue of 44.1 billion euros in 2023 and 137,000 employees as of December 31, 2023, 73,000 of whom are in France. The Group had 298 million customers as of December 31, 2023, including 254 million mobile customers and 25 million fixed broadband customers. The Group operates in 26 countries. Orange is also a global leader in telecommunication services for multinational companies under the Orange Business brand. In February 2023, the Group presented its strategic plan “Lead the Future,” built on a new business model and guided by responsibility and efficiency. “Lead the Future” capitalizes on network excellence to strengthen Orange’s leadership in service quality. Orange is listed on Euronext Paris (symbol ORA) and the New York Stock Exchange (symbol ORAN). For more information (on the web and your mobile): www.orange.com, www.orange-business.com, and the OrangeNews app or follow us on Twitter: @presseorange.

Firecell Firecell develops a Private 5G Connectivity solution for industrial companies. Firecell’s mission is to help industry and logistics companies accelerate their digital transition by offering seamless connectivity for their equipment, machines, robots, or sensors. With clients in over 20 countries, Firecell has developed the ability to locate objects inside buildings with its Private 5G solution. A winner of the France 2030 Plan, Firecell is also a FrenchTech 2030 startup. For more information: https://firecell.io/

Miodex Founded in 2012, Miodex is an innovative company specializing in the design and implementation of industrial assembly solutions. With strong expertise and exemplary responsiveness, Miodex offers high-quality products and services designed to optimize productivity, ensure traceability, and improve quality across various industrial sectors, including aerospace and automotive.